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  • The Reason I Jump

  • The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
  • By: Naoki Higashida
  • Narrated by: Tom Picasso
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,907
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,687

Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jumpis a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Insightful but left me skeptical

  • By JoAnn on 06-25-14

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Reviewed: 10-05-13

What did you love best about The Reason I Jump?

The author is a thirteen year old autistic boy. He gives such insight into what it is like to have autism that at times it is hard to remember he is only thirteen. Interwoven into the narration are tales he has written which fit beautifully into the whole.

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